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Sci Fi Picks Up Andromeda

Sci Fi Channel has picked up the fifth and final season of Tribune Television’s Andromeda, starring Kevin Sorbo, as an original series.

As part of the deal, Sci Fi also acquired the rights to the show’s first four seasons, which will be available to the network in March 2004, and 66 episodes of the weekly action hour, BeastMaster.

Starting this fall, new episodes of Andromeda will air first on Sci-Fi and then appear a week to 10 days later in syndication.

Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.